Cincinnati Zoo Wins Green Business Awards!

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gbaLast Thursday, honorees for the Business Courier 2014 Green Business Awards gathered at the Sharonville Convention Center, the region’s only LEED certified event center to celebrate green practices, green building, green advocacy, and green services/products. It is a great event for businesses and organizations to come together and share best practices, challenges, and celebrate our successes.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Base Camp Café (Greenest Restaurant in the US!!) took home two awards that…

Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium – February 2014

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the next portion of the Excellence in Horticultural Education Symposium Series. On Thursday, February 27, the third annual Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium will be held at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Come and enjoy an upbeat, daylong event with expert speakers from across the region. This year’s program will feature three talks related to pollinator issues and an afternoon multi-expert session on how to achieve…

2014 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series Speakers Announced

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2014 speakers for the 22nd annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

Opening the Series on…

Love is in the Air on Valentine’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo

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WHO:             On Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at the Cincinnati Zoo. Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as cupid, to prepare large, heart shaped, paper-mache gift boxes, stuffed with delicious treats for the animals.  On Friday, keepers will deliver the gifts to the bonobos, orangutans, kea, and “Santos” the Zoo’s baby ocelot.

                        Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m.

WHAT:          These special gifts are not only nutritious treats, but are great enrichment activities for the animals. …

Plan a Trip with the Cincinnati Zoo! Attend Trip Previews 2/27 & 3/6.

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FREE Travel Evenings being held February 27th and March 6th

CINCINNATI – (February 7, 2014)  If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2014 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!  With five unique locations and experiences, led by Cincinnati Zoo staff, the upcoming complimentary Travel Evenings are a great way to find out if your next trip abroad should be…

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Baby Bonobo – “Kibibi”

UPDATE: Our Zoo friends voted, and “Kibibi” is the baby bonobo’s name!

The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to introduce its newest addition – an eight-week-old bonobo (pronounced bah NO bow) to the public.  The baby girl was born on November 17, 2013 to mother “Kimia” and father “Vergil.”
    
Today, the Cincinnati Zoo kicked off a Facebook naming contest for the baby.   The Zoo will accept name suggestions on its Facebook page through Friday, February 7.  On Monday, February…

Hops for Hippos February 6

hippo_header41-558x269West Sixth Brewing Co. and Taste of Belgium Short Vine are teaming up for a “Hops for Hippos” fundraiser, set for 6 p.m. Feb. 6, to raise money for our hippo exhibit!

Taste of Belgium will donate 6 percent of sales to the zoo and West Sixth will match that contribution. Zoo Director Thane Maynard, Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and other Zoo representatives will attend to talk about the hippo project and bartend….

Cheetah Run 5K Earns Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

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Cincinnati Zoo’s 2013 Cheetah Run Earns Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for its Social and Environmental Leadership

98.7% waste diversion from landfill exemplifies wide range of sustainability initiatives

January 29, 2014 – Portland, OR: The 2013 Cheetah Run, produced by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s special events team, has earned certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for efforts to reduce the event’s environmental footprint and increase its social impact.  Event…

Gladys, the Gorilla, Turns ONE!

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Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates with Gorilla Birthday Cake

CINCINNATI – (January 29, 2014)  “Gladys,” the baby Western-Lowland gorilla who captured America’s heart last February, after keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo had to step in and hand-raise her, turns one today!  To celebrate, keepers created a gorilla birthday cake – and Gladys responded the way most one-year-olds do – face first!

Because gorilla diets do not consist of sugary frosting, commissary keepers at…